10 Books That Made Me Laugh

I don’t know about you, but I enjoy reading lists of books that struck people particularly. (Or maybe I just like reading lists of books, period). I hope you enjoy them too. ;P Do let me know if you do or don’t. 🙂 Today I’ll be listing some books that made me laugh aloud. I love to laugh, and I love a good book that makes me laugh! ;D

1. Malory Towers Series by Enid Blyton.
I defy anyone to read these books and not laugh out loud. They still make me grin–and laugh aloud!–even if I’ve read them dozens of times. They’re hilarious. But they’re also deep, with good message o real life. And they’re well-written and full of amazing characters and… yeah. They’re just good. 😉 
My reviews: 
  1. “First Term at Malory Towers.” 
  2. “Second Form at Malory Towers.” 
  3. “Third Year at Malory Towers.” 
  4. “Upper Fourth at Malory Towers.” 
  5. “In the Fifth at Malory Towers.” 
  6. “Last Term at Malory Towers.” 
2. Paddington Series by Michael Bond. 
So far I’ve only read four of these books (+ Love From Paddington, which doesn’t seem to actually belong to the series & which was actually really disappointing) but they’ve all been absolutely hilarious and British and so, so funny. I can barely read these aloud–even a second or third read makes me laugh. They’re so funny!!
My reviews: 
3. Bloopers, Botches, & Blunders by Allan Zullo.
OH. MY. This book made me almost sick with laughter. Those insurance excuses are the funniest thing I’ve ever heard in my life! I laugh so hard each time I read it. I highly recommend this book. It is FULL of humour but it is also super clean! 
4. The Bastable Children Series by E. Nesbit.
These books are particularly funny to middle-graders, I think, but I still find them really funny. They’re so real and so absolutely crazy, although as a grown-up I cringe for the children a couple times… xD As a family read aloud this would have you in stitches. 
My reviews: 
  1. “The Story of the Treasure Seekers.”
  2. “The Wouldbegoods.”
  3. “The New Treasure Seekers.”

Currently reading book 4 🙂

5. Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White. 
Okay, okay. This one is still hilarious even if I’ve read it a hundred times, more or less. White has a gift for humour. Of course this book also tugs at your heartstrings and even tears you up a little, but it definitely makes you laugh out loud. The “Escape” scene is my favourite, I think, but the Goose is always hilarious. 
6. Owls in the Family by Farley Mowat. 
Oh yeah. This one. I dare you not to laugh out loud on this one. It is hysterical. The very first chapter has you screaming. It is so funny. The perfect quick, light, funny, satisfying read. 
7. Troublesome Words by Bill Bryson. 
I recommend this to any writer. But it’s also just a hilarious book to read. The crazy mistakes people do are absolutely…. I’m running out of words here. xP This made me laugh so hard. (While you’re at it, read E.B. White & William Strunk Jr.’s Elements of Style. 100% useful, and very funny.)
8. The Trumpet of the Swan by E.B. White.
E.B. White really has a gift for nonsensical but hilarious and somehow sensible humour! The cob is hilarious and I love to quote him–and his wife. They’re such a perfect couple, really they are. XD And there’s a host of other humorous characters, though the cob & his wife steal the show. 😉 It’s not as funny as Charlotte, but it’s a different kind of funny. 
9. Winnie-the-Pooh Series by A.A. Milne.
Oh, me… these books are so sarcastic and so real. The dry-humour-outlook on life is so refreshing & makes you think. These are books for all ages.
My reviews: 
  1. “Winnie-the-Pooh.” 
  2. “The House at Pooh Corner.” 
  3. “When We Were Very Young.”
  4. “Now We Are Six.”
10. Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne. 
Hilarious in English. Hilarious in French. So realistic and yet so crazy. The British vs. French caricatures of Fogg & Passepartout are amazing. The suspense and drama and beauty and genius of this book is amazing too. But really… it was SO funny. 

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Let me know–have you read these books? What are some books that made you laugh?? Would you like so see more posts like thus???

Published by Katja L.

Hello! :) I'm Katja. I'm a Canadian bibliophile, book reviewer, writer, and child of God. I love too many things to name, but among them are chocolate, heirlooms, history, fancy handwriting, grammar & punctuation, laughter, tearjerking books, lists, organized bookshelves, pink roses, flowing skirts, hymns, and pretty much anything old-fashioned, beautiful, & classy.

11 thoughts on “10 Books That Made Me Laugh

  1. I’ve read “Charlotte’s Web” “Trumpet of the Swan” (that was AGES ago, though, and I don’t remember much), some of the Paddington books, Winnie the Pooh, obviously, “Around the World in Eighty Days” (and btw – can you, as a French speaker, tell me how to pronounce Passepartout?) and I THINK I listened in on the first chapters of “Owls in the Family” that someone else was having read aloud for literature class! 😉
    And yes! I love posts like this!!

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  2. I clearly need to up my game as I don’t believe I’ve read any of these. *hides* I have seen the film version of Around the World in Eighty Days, though, just never read the book.

    *places all books on TBR* 😉

    And I agree with Ellen! The Emily Abbott books are hilarious!

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